Absurd Person Singular

By Alan Ayckbourn

Tuesday 25 February 2020 to Saturday 29 February 2020

Devonshire Park Theatre

Directed by Michael Cabot
Set Design by Simon Scullion
Lighting Design by Andy Grange
Costume Design by Kate Lyons

Three married couples.  Three kitchens.  Three Christmas parties. 

Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect.  As celebrations begin, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.

Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities.  But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and roles are increasingly reversed as the cracks in the other couples’ marriages begin to show.

Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.

Times & Prices

Tue - Sat 7:45pm
Wed & Sat 2:30pm

Tue - Thu 7,45pm £18 - £23.50
Fri & Sat 7.45pm £18 - £25.50
Wed 2.30pm £19
Sat 2.30pm £19, £21

Concessions £1.50 off
Friends of the Devonshire Park 25% off (First 2 nights only)
Groups 10+ 10% off (Tue-Thu evenings only)
Under 16 & Students £9
Under 25s £10

Prices inclusive of £1 per ticket booking fee.

Additional Info

Audio described performances Fri 7.45pm & Sat 2.30pm


‘A master of comic ingenuity.’ The Guardian

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